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Marivette Gonzalez

Mediation Attorney at Hollywood, FL

4.9   49 reviews

also known as Marivette G. Rivera, Marivette Gonzalez Rivera

  • State Years
    Colorado - CO 2 years
    Florida - FL 15 years
  • Licensed for 2 years
    State CO
    Acquired 2021
    Status
    Active No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 15 years
    State FL
    Acquired 2009
    Status
    Member in Good Standing No misconduct found

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About Marivette

Learn Marivette’s areas of practice.

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Practice areas
  1. Family
    50%
    Attorney Contract Services: Family law includes laws of marriage, civil unions, same-sex relationships, divorce, separation, property settlements, alimony, spousal abuse, adoption, child abuse, child support, child custody and more family matters.

  2. Mediation
    50%
    The mediation process can help you resolve disputes without going to court. In a mediation proceeding, a neutral third party (a mediation lawyer or mediator) to find mediation solutions.

Marivette González Rivera is an experienced family law attorney as well as a State of Florida Supreme Court Certified Family Law Mediator trained in Interdisciplinary Collaborative Law. She is passionate about helping people through difficult and sensitive legal family matters. She is licensed to practice law in the State of Florida and Colorado.

​As an attorney, Marivette takes the time to listen to clients, educate them about the rights and options, and provide the support that’s so often required during sensitive family matters. As a mediator, Marivette takes off her attorney hat and is a neutral third person who listens to the parties and helps facilitate the communication between the represented parties to reach an amicable resolution.

​Marivette is a graduate of Rutgers University, where she received her undergraduate degree in Administration of Justice with a Criminology Certification and minors in Sociology and Spanish.

​She went on to work as a Senior Probation Officer in Seminole County, Florida supervising high-risk offenders and domestic violence cases. She was appointed to various criminal task forces such as the Domestic Violence Task Force and the Sexual Offender Response Team S.O.R.T. Marivette was one of the first Officers to help implement the Global Positioning Systems (GPS) in collaboration with the Seminole County Sheriff’s Office for offenders in 2000. Hence, she obtained first-hand knowledge of the various aspects of the criminal justice system. She received numerous honors, awards, and recognitions as Senior High Risk Probation Officer.

​Subsequently, Marivette attended Florida A&M University, College of Law. While in law school, she worked in the Homelessness Clinic assisting clients with family law and landlord/tenant matters, served as lead intern in the pro bono Community Economic Clinic providing legal assistance to small non-profit businesses, and earned the Holly Marie Stutz scholarship for outstanding academic qualifications and commitment to public interest law. After obtaining her law degree, she served as a Public Defender in the Ninth Circuit in Orange County, Florida, where she represented hundreds of clients in various criminal law matters.

​Marivette eventually left her role as a Public Defender to open her own law firm in Orlando, Florida. During her time in Florida, she cultivated a reputation as one of Orlando’s most respected family law attorneys and distinguished herself in its vibrant leadership community. She has served on the Board of Directors for the Hispanic Chamber of Commerce of Metro Orlando and Young Fathers of Central Florida, an organization dedicated to addressing fathers’ rights in family law matters, and has held membership roles with many other community- and industry-oriented organizations. She has also been featured as a guest commentator on outlets such as Univision, Telemundo, and Orange County TV.

​Over the course of her career, Marivette has helped numerous clients in a broad range of family law cases. She has counseled business owners, people with foreign decrees, and parents in matters involving custody, child support, relocation, modifications, prenuptials, enforcement proceedings, and paternity issues. She has helped clients reach agreements in mediation and counseling high-net-worth clients. In all matters, she approaches her clients with respect and compassion while helping them identify their roles, expectations, and viable solutions that align with their best interests and the best interests of their children and families.

​**As a native of Manatí, Puerto Rico, she is fluent in both English and Spanish.

 

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Location

The MGR Law Firm, PLLC
3862 Sheridan St. Suite A
Hollywood, FL, 33021

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Reviews

4.9 / 5.0
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Posted by Danny | June 28, 2023
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| Hired Attorney
The Amalbert’s
I have to say that Marivette is the most amazing woman to ever grace a family law court room she’s firm she’s talented she’s attentive she’s caring she’s warm she’s aggressive (in court rooms) and she loves her clientes and she has gone above and beyond. When it came to representing a single father and fighting for his rights. She was the only attorney I was going to allow to represent me. She was able to make sure I was able to be in my daughters life and continue to be an active father in her life. I made the best decision in life to hire her when I saw her accolades in her office and on her wall she had a plaque and it read VP for fathers rights in the state of Florida I believe it was like acknowledgment plague she had. Let me ask you when u think of hiring her … Has a Latina ever lost an argument ??? I think not … Hence the reason why we went to court and we were victorious, and I was able to get my daughter back in my arms We thank you and love you for getting our baby back to us.
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Posted by Sibil | May 10, 2023
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Facial specialists
Mrs.Gonzalez was an outstanding lawyer. She went above and beyond with her counsel and representation on my case. I came to her overwhelmed and scared after 1 meeting left with the guidance I was desperately looking for. At every turn Mrs. Gonzales was there. She is a lawyer that makes sure your heard, guided and fights for your best interests.
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Posted by Lorena | May 1, 2023
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Amazing!
I don't even have the words to define lawyer Marivette González. She is an exceptional, professional, integral, fair woman with a huge heart. The work is impeccable and your performance as a lawyer shows. It has helped me a lot in my difficult situation for me and my children. I definitely recommend her with my eyes closed because I am certain that they are in good hands with the impeccable lawyer Marivette!
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Posted by Erick | April 26, 2023
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Exceptional Attorney!!!
Marivette is an exceptional attorney. She helped me through a rough divorce and went above and beyond to ease my concerns throughout the process. Her knowledge of the law and ability to communicate the relevant aspects to me provided an assurance of trustworthiness that I had the right attorney. I would highly recommend her to any family and friends, you are definitely in good hands with Marivette!
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Posted by Maria | April 7, 2023
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Fair, honest, and trustworthy
Getting a divorce is extremely difficult. Having an attorney my your side that is looking out for your best interest and the best interest of your child is a huge asset. You are emotional during that time . Marivette was focused and honest throughout the entire process. She told me what was going to happen next. She advised me on the best possible outcomes. She had my best interest at heart along with the best interest of my child during this process. She understands the laws thoroughly and her experience and compassion and knowledge shine through.
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Posted by Marbelys | April 1, 2023
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A great lawyer and person!
A few years ago, Attorney Marivette Gonzalez handled my guardianship case for my two daughters; It was complicated, but the lawyer Marivette always had good strategies and she was always very humane and empathic with me. I followed her advice and today I have a good and beautiful relationship with my daughters. Thank you Marivette González. Very grateful to you.
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Posted by Tiffany | January 29, 2021
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The Attorney that Cares
I had a pressing post divorce concern. Marivette returned my call after business hours, and answered my questions. She is extremely knowledgeable in her field.
Posted by Melissa | December 13, 2020
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| Hired Attorney
Excellent Lawyer
Cuando conocí por primera vez a la abogada Marivette González me di cuenta de su amplio conocimiento en casos de familia y lo más importante es que te da expectativas reales. Siempre mantuvo comunicación directa conmigo y me llevó de la mano en todo el proceso. Me ayudó a que yo me pudiera concentrar en mis hijas al saber que una buena abogada estaba trabajando en mi caso. Estoy muy agradecida por su amabilidad y profesionalismo.
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Posted by Jenn | November 13, 2020
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I recommend Attorney Marivette Gonzalez 100%. You would no be disappointed . I grantee you that.
Words cannot express how great full I am of Attorney Marivette Gonzalez and her team. Her professionalism, expertise and years of experience got me through such a difficult case. But honestly what impress me the most was her transparency and being straight forward with me at all times. I thank Marivette Gonzalez and MGR LAW FIRM for from the very deep of my heart, and I will definitely hire her again if I would need legal representation.
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Posted by Kari | July 23, 2020
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Relocation agreement
The lawyer marivette Gonzalez was very comprehensive and professional with my case. She resolved my case fast and efficiently.
Posted by Rachelle | July 15, 2020
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| Hired Attorney
Best Attorney
helped ne obtain custody over my little brother. Very nice, polite, and professional. Such a caring person! Have a heart of gold. You are much appreciated!
Posted by Carlos | March 29, 2019
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| Hired Attorney
Excellent Lawyer for my divorce
I had a tough divorce end of 2016-2017, Mrs Gonzalez was recommended to me. She's very professional and skilled. Helped me in the most important life moment that I had for which I remain thankful. Excellent for my fight in custody of my children. Thank you Attorney Gonzalez, from Montreal Canada.
Posted by anonymous | January 14, 2019
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| Hired Attorney
A Firm that provides positive results and truly cares.
Hearing the devastating news of a divorce in an unexpected time is a very difficult situation to handle for anyone. Due to the amount of work, paperwork, time, emotional ups and downs, it is truly a sensitive situation for all involved. I hired Marivette Gonzalez after I asked a friend for a recommendation. From the beginning I was pleased with her attention to my case as well as the hard work Of her wonderful staff. Everyone was friendly helpful compassionate and expedient. Through the entire process, I was provided up to the minute details. I’m a situation where I felt like my world was already turning upside down, the law offices of Marivette Gonzalez found a way to make things easier and provide comfort, to make your day easier. The final results were amazing, we were able to meet a happy median and the final judgement was favorable to both parties. I give Marivette Gonzalez 5 stars from the heart, for her hard work and compassion and attention to detail. Thanks again to Attorney Shaun McCleave and the rest of the staff for a supreme job during this case!
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Posted by Tylo. | January 14, 2019
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wha da ya mean?
So glad I met ya. For all three cases. Then I got, "The Cheney". For the fourth. Just because. Imagine FOUR cases with the same attorney?
Posted by Chamiyo De Lille | October 11, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
Forever Greatful!!
Attorney Marivette Gonzalez was hardworking, persistent and knowledgeable She fought for me with great intellect and vigor. Because of that I was able to get a very Fair and positive outcome. I came to Attorney Marivette Gonzalez at a very difficult time in my Life, picking up the peaces after a separation and fighting to keep my 4 Children in my custody. With her guidance I was able to do just that, now at the end my case my children are able to stay with me. I could not ask for better resolution to a difficult situation. Thank you so much to Attorney Marivette Gonzalez and the whole MGR firm Thank for all you have done.
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Posted by Carlos Rivera | September 25, 2018
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The Best in Orlando
Ella y su grupo de trabajo es excelente, muy profesional. La Lic. Marivette González es muy atenta en todos los detalles, trabaja con prontitud todos los asuntos hasta llegar a su conclusión. Gracias por todos sus servicios.
Posted by Jacqueline | June 26, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
Excellent Family Lawyer
Mrs. Gonzalez is an excellent, bilingual family lawyer. She really helped me understand my case and took her time to explain it in details. She is very honest and very quick to respond to any questions I had. Mrs. Gonzalez, Greta, and the rest of the team are super professional and dependable. I always felt very comfortable relying on her for my case. I definitely recommend Mrs. Gonzalez and her team to anyone who needs legal help.
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Posted by Noaln | June 9, 2018
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Excellent service for child support case
Attorney Marivette Gonzalez began helping me with my child custody and child support case almost a year ago. From the beginning her and her staff walked me thoroughly thru the process of what is going to be expected out of me and what obstacles I may face. Anytime I had any questions or concerns they were there to help ease my concerns in a very professional manner. As a result Marivette helped me win my case and now I have full custody of my two kids and helped me stop child support. I cannot be more greatful and pleased with the service from Attorney Marivette Gonzalez and the whole MGR Firm.
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Posted by Katherine Santana | May 21, 2018
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Secretary
Lic. Marrivette Gonzalez no tan solo es excelente abogada habla Ingles y español. Llegue a su oficina con un problema Divorcio extremada mente complicado el cual ella con su inteligencia y dedicaccion experiencia su fuerza al hablar y conocimientos odtuve mas de lo que pense. Te recomiendo Lic Gonzalez para litigar cualquier cituaccion legal. Gracias...... Lic. Marrivette Gonzalez is not only an excellent lawyer I arrived at her office with an extremely complicated divorce problem which she with her intelligence and dedication experience her strength in speaking and knowledge odtuve more than what I thought. I recommend Lic. Gonzalez to litigate any legal cituation. Thankyou..................
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Posted by Victor | March 29, 2018
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Thank You !!!!!
Mrs. Marivette Gonzalez is an excellent and extremely knowledgeable professional lawyer and I greatly appreciated her guidance. Mrs. Gonzalez helped explain my Child support and parent rights process step by step and was always on point. Her office assistant Mrs. Greta Vazquez and her staff were excellent to work with and kept me well informed throughout the whole legal process. Mrs Gonzalez was referred to me by a friend and hiring her it was the best decision and choice i have made. Mrs.Gonzalez is highly efficient and would use her services again if ever the need arises.
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AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • State of Florida Supreme Court Certified Family Law Mediator
  • The MGR Law Firm, PLLC
  • 2016 - Present
  • Managing Partner
  • The MGR Law Firm, PLLC
  • 2011 - Present
  • Attorney
  • TOFF
  • 2014 - 2016
  • Attorney
  • Florida Defense Team (The Figueroa Law firm)
  • 2010 - 2011
  • Public Defender
  • Office Of The Public Defender 9th Judicial Circuit
  • 2009 - 2010
  • Senior Probation Officer
  • Seminole County Government
  • 2000 - 2004
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Education

  • Florida A&M University, College of Law
  • Doctor of Jurisprudence/Juris Doctor
  • 2008
  • Rutgers University
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • 1998

Sample of Legal Cases

  • ARREARAGE- Child Support and Alimony
  • Client received money and and Income Withholding Order entered for past and future money owed
  • Dissolution- Parental Rights/Equitable Distribution
  • Parenting plan and assets and liabilities divided as per client
  • Supplemental Petition - Child Support and Time Sharing
  • Father who did not have majority time sharing now has.
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Associations

  • Colorado Hispanic Bar Association
  • Attorney Member
  • 2021 - Present
  • Denver Bar Association
  • Attorney Member
  • 2021 - Present
  • Colorado Bar Association
  • Attorney Member
  • 2021 - Present
  • Florida Dispute Resolution- Mediators
  • Florida Supreme Court Certified Family Mediator
  • 2016 - Present
  • Hispanic Bar Association of Central Florida
  • Member
  • 2016 - Present
  • Florida Bar
  • Member
  • 2009 - Present
  • Family Law Section Committee of the Florida Bar
  • Member
  • 2008 - Present
  • The Collaborative Family Law Group of Central Florida
  • Member
  • 2020 - 2021
  • nonPareil Institute (a post-secondary education institute focused on delivering digital technology training to adults with autism)
  • Board Member - Advisory
  • 2019 - 2019
  • Hispanic Chamber of Commerce of Metro Orlando
  • Director Board Member
  • 2016 - 2021
  • Hispanic Chamber of Commerce of Metro Orlando
  • Chairwoman - Ambassadors
  • 2016 - 2017
  • Young Fathers of Central Florida
  • Board Member
  • 2015 - 2015
  • Feed and Fortify
  • Ambassador
  • 2014 - 2016
  • Hispanic Chamber of Commerce of Metro Orlando
  • Ambassador
  • 2013 - 2013
  • HCCMO EAST ORLANDO
  • President
  • 2013 - 2015
  • Christian Legal Society
  • Member
  • 2012 - 2013
  • Central Florida Family Law American Inn of Court
  • Barrister
  • 2012 - 2022
  • Florida Bar Support Issues Committee
  • Member
  • 2011 - 2013
  • Florida Bar Equitable Distribution Committee
  • Member
  • 2011 - 2012
  • Domestic Violence Task Force
  • Seminole County Probation Representative
  • 2002 - 2003
  • Seminole County - Sexual Offenders Response Team
  • Seminole County Probation Representative
  • 2002 - 2003
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Languages Spoken

  • Spanish
  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Attorney of the Year
  • Orlando Style Magazine
  • 2019
  • 10 Best Attorneys Exceptional & Outstanding Client Service
  • American Institute of Family Law Attorneys
  • 2019
  • Legal Elite
  • Orlando Style Magazine
  • 2018
  • American Institute of Family Law Attorneys
  • 2018 10 Best Client Satisfaction
  • 2018
  • Lawyer of Distinction
  • Lawyers of Distinction
  • 2017
  • 25 Most Influential Hispanics in Central Florida
  • Vision
  • 2016
  • Honoree Public Service Award 2016
  • Florida A&M University College of Law
  • 2016
  • Nominee Woman of Distinction Awards in the Leadership Category
  • Girl Scouts of Citrus
  • 2016
  • 10 Best Client Satisfaction -2 Years
  • 2015 Member of American Institute of Family Law Attorneys
  • 2016
  • 10 Best
  • American Institute of Family Law Attorneys
  • 2015
  • Holly Marie Stutz - Commitment to Public Interest Law
  • FAMU School of Law
  • 2004
  • Probation Officer of the Year
  • Seminole County Probation Office
  • 2004
  • You Make a Difference Award, Public Safety Award...Award
  • Seminole County Probation Office
  • 2003
  • High Risk Offender Pilot Program (GPS) Award
  • Seminole County Probation
  • 2003
  • Criminology Certification
  • Rutgers University
  • 1998
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Publications

  • Law & Disorder Lawyers Directory and Magazine
  • Fighting the Odds
  • 2014
  • LA PRENSA
  • ALIMONY (PENSIONES EX-CONYUGE EN EL ESTADO DE LA FLORIDA)
  • 2013

Speaking Engagements

  • Host for Hispanics Speakout TV - Spectrum programming
  • Stand Your Ground
  • 2018
  • The 4th Annual National Teen and Young Fatherhood Conference
  • Paternity
  • 2016
  • Legal Rights
  • Family Law and How it can affect your business
  • 2016
  • Osceola Leads Group- HCCMO
  • Family Law - Parental Rights, Equitable Distribution, Child Support, Alimony,
  • 2015
  • Dr. Phillips
  • Business and your Divorce
  • 2015
  • RADIO TALK SHOW- Hablemos de Negocios
  • Family Law Legal issues (Divorce, Parental Rights, Paternity, Equitable Distribution, Child Support, Alimony)
  • 2014
  • Hunter's Creek Referral Group
  • CAN DIVORCE AFFECT YOUR BUSINESS
  • 2014
  • Demystyfying Legal Family Matters- Lunch and Learn- Lockheed Martin Employees
  • Family Law Matters
  • 2014
  • 2nd Annual National Teen and Young Fatherhood Conference
  • A Keynote Speaker- Father's Rights
  • 2014
  • “Spousal Abuse” with CEO, Carol Wick of Harbor House of Central Florida
  • Spousal Abuse
  • 2013
  • Community Advocacy Programming
  • Legal issues affecting the Hispanic community
  • 2013
  • 1st Annual National Teen and Young Fatherhood Conference
  • Father's Rights - A Keynote Speaker
  • 2013
  • Security Team at Faith Assembly
  • USE OF EXCESSIVE FORCE
  • 2012
  • I Need to Know Radio Show
  • Family Law Matters
  • 2012
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Attorney endorsements

Received (20)
Given (25)
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Divorce and separation Attorney | Oct 02
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Attorney Gonzalez represents her clients with skill and a great knowledge of the law."
Family Attorney | Aug 10
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse this lawyer because her experience and knowledge in the area of family is extensive. I have seen first hand the exceptional quality of her work and the results that she has been able to bring to her clients."
Family Attorney | Feb 08
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Marivette is a very professional and knowledgeable attorney. I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Aug 08
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I strongly endorse this lawyer. Marivette is an excellent attorney who devotes herself to her clients."
Unknown Attorney | May 24
Relationship: Co-worker
"A hardworking attorney fully devoted to her clients. I endorse this lawyer."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Nov 06
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse this lawyer. Marivette is always prepared and really knows what she is doing. She cares about her clients and I have seen her work tirelessly for them. She is a pleasure to work with is always willing to help others."
Family Attorney | Sep 17
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Marivette is a dedicated and knowledgeable family law attorney."
Unknown Attorney | Jun 10
Relationship: Co-worker
"Marivette and I worked together at the Public Defender's Office when I started practicing law. She is one of the most dedicated, passionate, and caring attorneys I have ever met. She works her cases meticulously and truly cares about her clients. For this reason, all of us who have worked with her know that Marivette is one of the best attorneys in Central Florida. I, personally, never hesitate to refer a case to her for any family law matters. I know anyone who hires her is in great hands."
Family Attorney | May 26
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse this lawyer. Marivette is a hardworking and caring attorney."
Family Attorney | Feb 12
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Marivette is a professional who fervently pursues her clients' best interest. She is well versed in the law, a quality that has led her to much success. Marivette is a strong advocate that strikes a clear balance between professionalism and fighting for her clients' rights. I strongly recommend Marivette."
Family Attorney | Feb 10
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Marivette is a great attorney and I have full confidence in her. If you are ever in need of a family attorney, you've found the right one with Marivette."
Unknown Attorney | Feb 09
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse this lawyer. I have worked with her in the past, and Marivette is a dedicated, passionate lawyer who cares deeply about her clients and their cases."
Criminal defense Attorney | Feb 08
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse this lawyer. I've previously worked with Ms. Gonzalez. She is a talented litigator and a fearless advocate for her clients."
Family Attorney | Feb 06
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Attorney Marivette Gonzalez has the legal expertise, patience and compassion which is required to be a successful family law attorney. I highly recommend and endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Feb 06
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Marivette is an experienced attorney who will passionately advocate for her clients. Her experience and knowledge of the law consistently proves favorable for her clients. I strongly endorse Marivette Gonzalez."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Feb 06
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I can't say enough good things about Attorney Marivette Gonzalez. She is the absolute best when it comes to keeping her clients informed and litigating their cases in the courtroom. I would recommend her for any divorce or family law issue."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Feb 06
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I have had the pleasure of working with Attorney Gonzalez on several matters. She is aggressive yet professional. I highly admire her passion for her clients and her genuine desire to resolve matters promptly to save cost to her clients. I would highly recommend Attorney Gonzalez."
Family Attorney | Feb 05
Relationship: Co-worker
"Marivette is a very hard working and responsive attorney. She has a great reputation in the legal community and I highly endorse her as an attorney."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jul 18
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Oct 22
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
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